Bravo, Raf! Missed the fall winter Christian Dior haute couture fashion show? Here’s the full-length video as well as select highlights.
Ladies and gentlemen, the next Brooklyn-bound Dior Ferry will arrive in 2 minutes. The next stop is Brooklyn Navy Yard. Please mind the gap between yourself and the models.
I texted my friend Jane, Glamour Magazine’s new Fashion News Director at 2PM: “Let’s meet at 6:15PM, 35th street pier, if you can. I want to be there early.” We both decided to take the logo-emblazoned chartered ferry (complete with all-white seat covers and cocktails served) to Brooklyn Navy Yard, the venue of yesterday evening’s Christian Dior 2015 cruise fashion show. As we got out of our cars, an army of handsome all-American male model ushers greeted us. They looked cute in double-breasted navy blazers, some dressed in complete sailor ensembles with the Dior insignia patch. I had a hard time stopping myself from using the guys as a backdrop for an instagram shot. A staggering amount of magazine editors, as well as a slew of impeccably-dressed, Dior-clad clients ditched their cars and took that ferry ride with us. I guess people are traumatized (and smarter) from their experience after that major Alexander Wang show in February.
One doesn’t need a magnifying glass or a pair of prescription glasses to see how crystal clear and precise Raf’s vision is. Christian Dior cruise 2015 was mostly inspired by scarves. It was all right in front of you — angular hemlines, usage of folds, subtle geometric cuts and pattern play. Some of my favourite looks from the very modern collection include the very light, yellow, orange and olive green embroidered organza scarf dresses, the embroidered and printed floral cotton dress worn on top of a black and white silk skirt, the floral-printed, waist-cinching silk basques and of course, the multi-colored tweed (woven so fine and tight) coat with the fringed hem. I also loved the sporty chic silk scarf sandals that was used sparingly throughout the show. J’adore!
New York Fashion Week officially begins today which means today is also the first day of fashion month. I thought I’d share some photos Rumi and I took while having lunch at Zink Grill in Stockholm, one of our favourite lunch spots. Calm before the storm, as they say. I’m so happy I had some “down time” with my best friend before the madness begins. It’s gonna be crazy over the next few weeks — there’s New York, there’s Milan, there’s Paris, there’s the trip to Los Angeles for a day for Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood event in between, then there’s Paris again for more shows. Lord have mercy on me. As Emily once said, “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.” Wore my Acne Romantic sweater with a pair of trousers from Theory.
Be sure to follow my fashion week adventures on my social media outlets! I’m also covering the Prabal Gurung show and afterparty on behalf of NJOY e-cigarettes so be sure to follow @NJoyecigs and #NJOYment.
Sunglasses by Christian Dior, bag by Chanel, Acne “Romantic” sweater, mink fur cowl by Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau, bracelet and watch by Cartier, trousers by Theory, boots by Acne
Aside from the fact that it took me almost half an hour to enter the ultra chic Christian Dior flagship (so lovely meeting my Japanese readers!), the party at Maison Dior was fun, fun, fun! It was lovely seeing my friend Nicola Formichetti and of course, my beloved Yuya Nara (my fave Japanese hair stylist) who DJed at the event.
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Yesterday was the Christian Dior fall/winter 2011 haute couture show in Paris. How do you feel about Bill Gaytten’s collection for Dior?
I personally thought it lacked the usual finesse and refinement of John Galliano’s previous collections for the House of Dior. There were too many ideas, too many concepts, but new beginnings for Dior nonetheless.
Bill, who worked for John for many, many years, was recently named as Creative Director of the John Galliano brand.
Dior Homme Spring Summer 2011 Final Walkthrough
View from my seat at the Dior Homme spring/summer 2011 show here in Paris.
More to follow…
Dior Homme Spring Summer 2011 Show Invitation
As you know, I'm currently in Paris. I'll be here for some menswear and haute couture shows.
I won't be doing as much shows as I want to as I was late in sending my show requests but I have to give kudos to the wonderful folks at Christian Dior for accommodating me on the very, very last minute.
It's my first foray to the wonderful world of Christian Dior. I'm excited! It's such an honor to be invited to Dior Homme. Perhaps next time, women's pret-a-porter and haute couture…
One can only dream….
Christian Dior Haute Couture 1949 vs 2010
Here's a photo of the "Junon" ball gown from Christian Dior in 1949…
… fast forward sixty one years later, here's a gown from John Galliano for Christian Dior haute couture spring/summer 2010.
The keyword for 2010 is… "HERITAGE"!
photos via Metropolitan Museum, Catwalking